Accident and Emergency X-Rays Made Easy
Accident and Emergency X-Rays Made Easy,
Edition 1
By James D. Begg, MB, BS, FRCR

Publication Date : 27 Aug 2004

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Description
This is a basic textbook on Accident and Emergency Radiology for junior doctors, medical students, nurses and radiographers, and other professions allied to medicine. It gives a unique combination of insights into the legal, medical and patients' points of view regarding how X-rays are taken, regulated, interpreted and so easily misinterpreted in the context of accident and emergency departments and their protocols. It emphasises the crucial importance of knowing about normal anatomy and normal variations, and of being fully aware of the enormous scope for error in dealing with such films. It is a must for any doctor aspiring to work in A&E and will provide a powerful body of methods for analyzing the diagnostic quality of and pathology present on X-rays.

Key Features

  • Covers the conditions most commonly encountered on an emergency basis or as the result
    of accidents.
  • Reviews the knowledge of normal anatomy and normal anatomical variations essential to interpreting radiographs accurately.
  • Discusses effective methods for analyzing the diagnostic quality of x-rays and interpreting
    the pathology.
  • Addresses the many pitfalls and the enormous potential for error in technique and diagnosis.
  • Use real-life cases of ‘memorable' patients to illustrate relevant historical facts and insights.
About the author
By James D. Begg, MB, BS, FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiology, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
Table of Contents
The approach to accident and emergency films

The plain skull X-ray in trauma

The neck

The thoracic spine

The lumbar spine

The shoulder girdle

The upper limb

Upper airway obstruction

The chest X-ray

The abdomen

The pelvis

The hip

The lower limb

Foreign bodies and penetrating injuries

Non-accidental injury

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Book Reviews
"A basic textbook on Accident and Emergency Radiology for junior doctors, medical students, nurses and radiographers, and other professions allied to medicine. A practical and well-illustrated guide systematically written for easy reference. Plain films are accompanied with background information, and relevant anatomical knowledge to aid understanding. A must for any doctor aspiring to work in A&E and will provide a powerful body of methods for analyzing the diagnostic quality of and pathology present on X-rays." 3rd Year Medical Student, Edinburgh University, September 2004
Book details
ISBN: 9780443073243
Page Count: 344
Retail Price: £23.99
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